Kitchen Guild and Interpretive Gardens

Interpretive Gardens

Dedicated to long-time volunteer and Riverdale Park resident Betty Gossett, the kitchen garden and orchard feature a variety of fruits and vegetables that are representative of the food needed to support the early 19th-century Riversdale community. The gardens are maintained by a corps of volunteers who work in conjunction with Riversdale’s professional gardener. Click here for information about volunteering in the garden.

Visit the gardener's photo blog

school group at the riversdale house museum garden

Riversdale Kitchen Guild and Seasonal Selections

Grab some 19th-century inspiration and a new recipe or two while viewing these demonstrations on select Sundays, 12 noon-3 pm and during special events. Using produce harvested from the garden, Riversdale Kitchen Guild members cook up history and demonstrate open-hearth cooking and foodways techniques from the early 1800s.

Using produce harvested from the garden, Riversdale Kitchen Guild members demonstrate open-hearth cooking on selected Sunday afternoons during the museum’s operating hours from noon to 3:30 pm. Viewing the demonstrations is FREE!

2020 Calendar

February 16
Happy Birthday, Rosalie!
February 23
The Plummers' Kitchen 
March 15
Soup's On! 
March 29
Spring Cleaning 
April 19
Celebrating Spring 
May 10
Mother's Day Delights
May 17
Cream of the Crop
June 7
Berry Jamboree
June 21
Father's Day Favorites